Ooty - Elk Hill, A Sterling Holidays Resort, Ooty
No 25, Ramakrishna Mutt Road R. K. Puram, Elk Hill Ooty
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We visited Ooty in the latter half of December, and stayed at the Sterling Elk Hill Resort. Travelling with my wife, my kid and my parents, we were looking for 3 things from the hotel - proximity to tourist spots in Ooty, Play area for the kid and clean, comfortable rooms. One word of caution for first time visitors - if you are using Google Maps to navigate your way, specify your destination as Ramakrishna Matha. The hotel is just a little ahead of Ramakrishna Matha. The signboards showing directions to the hotel are not placed very well, and like us, you might end up taking the longer route, where the road isn't that good. To begin with, the location of this hotel is very convenient. Most of the major tourist spots are nearby from this hotel. The railway station is just about 8-10 mins drive. The Ooty lake and botanical gardens are within a 3-4 km radius. When we reached the hotel, we were impressed with the amount of parking space available. The front desk gave us the good news that our rooms had been upgraded and they were giving us interconnecting rooms. While we expected 2 adjacent rooms with an interconnecting door, we were pleasantly surprised that their interconnecting rooms' were actually 2 bedrooms on either side of a living room. This was a really good arrangement since we could sit in the living room and spend time together, while the kid also got a larger area to explore and run around. The view from the rooms and the balcony overlooked the hills, and was really beautiful. The living room had a sofa, some chairs, a balcony and also a kitchen counter with a kettle and tea/coffee sachets, complete with a microwave oven. The bedrooms were smaller than most hotel rooms, but that was fine because of the living room. One of the rooms in an interconnected pair has a smaller bathroom. The rooms were very clean and comfortable otherwise. The service was prompt and efficient. The spread at the breakfast and dinner buffets was quite good, and so was the food. Because it was the Christmas season, the hotel had set up a huge Christmas tree in the lobby. This was a big attraction for our kid. We also had the opportunity to use the children's play area. The play area is very well equipped with cars, games and toys for kids. Our kid had a great time in the play area, and we spent more than an hour there. They also have a lawn at ground level where you can have a morning cup of tea. The view from the lawn is very scenic, and just watching the hills gives you a feeling of calm. Overall we enjoyed our stay very much, and we would strongly recommend this hotel to anyone planning a trip to Ooty.
Posted by the Hotel Management
3rd February 2017
Thank you for choosing to holiday with us at Ooty - Elk Hill.
We appreciate your taking the time to share your review of our resort.
We are grateful to you for such a vivid description of your stay with us. Our resort seeks to allow our guests a firsthand experience with nature and its bounties. The resortâ€™s highly rated rooms are aimed at pampering our guests in the typical Sterling way. We are glad that our young-aged guest could make most of our in-house activities and facilities. At Sterling we believe in spreading the festive cheer and it gives us great joy in knowing that you could make most out of it. Thank you for recommending us to fellow travelers.
Please visit our website to know more about our expansive range of resorts. Looking forward to welcoming you again.
The Sterling Holidays Team
This was my first visit to Ooty, so was not knowing much about the hotels and places over there. We had booked room in Sterling hotel. We checked in at 4 pm. Front office were very friendly and fast. They spoke to us politely. They gave us room key, one of staff member moved our luggage to our rooms. He briefed us about things at room. Room was spacious, had very good balcony, had TV, had heater, had a clean shower room and toilets. Furniture in the room were also good. We all got refreshed and headed towards dining area for early dinner as we were hungry very early. It's a buffet system. Dinner was good we had lot of options. I had Biryani and chicken curry which was tasty. And then we walked around for a while. Crowd was not much, very few people. We went to dance floor, had nice fun over there. Then we came back to our rooms had a nice sleep. There was no disturbance of any kind of sound. We used the heater and it was awesome. We slept well. Early Morning we had a walk. There are a lot of activities happening over there every day to day. We played badminton for a while. We had tea and coffee and then followed up with complimentary breakfast. It was buffet but also had a live counter. We had nice dosas. We roamed around the city. Relaxed well and in the evening we came back, got freshen up and checked out. Overall, the stay at the hotel was for less duration but felt nice ambiance.
As I got 4 days holiday last weekend, it was planned to go Ooty with family. Reservation was made by contacting Sterling holidays customer care. I requested for 2 bedroom apartment. Unfortunately it was not available. Hence reserved two nos single room apartments for us. Us were five, viz, me, my wife, father, mother and our lovely 7 month daughter. We reached Ooty by evening four o clock on Thursday. We contacted hotel front office to get directions. The response was good and routes were explained to us. On the way we could do find direction boards at all major spots. It was top of a hill. We received warm welcome on arrival. There was staff to carry our luggage. Front office staff helped us by providing 2 bedroom apartment as it was available. The apartment was very nice. Entry was to a hall with open kitchen. Oven, mini fridge and kettles were there. The hall had a big sofa and a wall mount LEd tv with dth connection. All language channels were available. Two bedrooms were on either sides of the hall. These rooms were beautiful with comfortable bedding blankets pillows etc. It had large windows to view scenic Ooty. It also had separate tv, room heater and fridge. Bathrooms were very spacious and modern, but without a Bath tub. Overall the rooms and stay were very comfortable.
Ooty is a beautiful and makes a great weekend away from home (Bangalore). We usually stay at the Elk Hill, Sterling property and think it's a good stay. Where is it located? While this has to be one of the oldest properties in Ooty, what helps is that it still carries a certain charm to it. I personally LOVE the location. It is a bit away from the main street but I like the exclusivity it offers and of course the VIEW is pretty magical. What are the rooms like? The rooms in this property are pretty good. They are spacious, nicely ventilated, great lighting and clean (this one is very important). Is the food any good? Well, yes it most certainly is. I must admit there wasn't a wide range but we pretty much enjoyed most meals so yeah it was definitely alright. What do you have to do around here? They have an activity area to keep you busy, a bon fire most evenings and if you are like me then the awesome view is plenty to keep you engaged. I am happy to admit that this property is no longer as fancy as some of the newer ones mushroomed out in Ooty BUT I still like it. It somehow seems familiar, feels high on comfort and also does give us a view that's to die for (yes, the view again). Definitely worth it but it's important to book with them knowing what you are getting; if 5 star experience is what you're after, this may not necessarily work for you then (but then I could be wrong).
Posted by the Hotel Management
26th April 2017
Thank you for choosing to holiday with us at Ootyâ€“ Elk Hill.
We appreciate for taking the time to share your review of our resort.
We thank you for a detailed description of your stay with us. We are elated to learn that you had a pleasant stay with us. We are especially glad that such kind words are coming from our valued guest who has given us the opportunity to host them multiple times! Our resort is aimed at ensuring that our guests can feel rejuvenated and relaxed in the tranquility of the resortâ€™s serene vicinity. The resortâ€™s rooms are our humble way of pampering guests in the typical Sterling way! We are glad that the resortâ€™s various in-house activities helped you feel rejuvenated and added much joy to your stay.
We are sure your uniquely interactive description of our resort and your holidaying experience will help fellow travelers choose us as their holidaying partner. We again would like to thank you for honoring us as your hospitality partner.
The Sterling Holidays Team
Once again Ooty and Elk Hill. This time for Honeymoon. Only because The hotel location, view, rooms and services were impeccable! We stayed for 2 nights and enjoyed every moment! They Arranged sightseeing and boating also. Breakfast buffet was Excellent. Candle light dinner was awesome especially north Indian items which they are provided. Hotel manager helped us at the time of check-in and check-out time along with the travel desk staff and we highly appreciate for the hospitality they extended to us when we needed it the most. I would recommend this hotel to all my friends who are planning to travel to Ooty!
Posted by the Hotel Management
3rd August 2017
Thank you for choosing to holiday with us at Ooty – Elk Hill.
We appreciate you taking the time to share your review of our resort.
We are pleased to know that you had a memorable stay. Our resort is aimed at providing a holidaying experience like no other where our guests can connect, spend time with their loved ones and enjoy the hospitality of the highest standard. We thank you for your appraisal of your staff and would like you to know that making your honeymoon a special one was our pleasure. Keeping our guests satisfied and happy is the Sterling way.
We look forward to welcoming you again at our expansive range of resorts across India.
The Sterling Holidays Team
Ooty - Elk Hill, A Sterling Holidays Resort is ranked #9 among the 677 hotels in Ooty with an average rating of 5.4 out of 7. It is one of the 55, 3-star Resorts in Ooty. It is part of the "Sterling Holidays" chain of hotels in India. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 254 photos, 901 text reviews and 11 video reviews and is rated top for its Destination, Room and Location. It was also named winner of the Better Holiday Awards in 2017 under Great Location.
The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 5,700 to Rs 6,900 per night. The hotel offer 32 rooms to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.
The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Family (58%) and Couple (32%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 64% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 19% have rated the ambience as romantic.
Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of Apr, May and June for the best experience.
Ooty - Elk Hill, A Sterling Holidays Resort is located at R.K.Puram which is approximately 2 Kms from Udagamandalam railway station . Due to the close proximity, it is considered as one of the best stay option. Lady Canning's Seat (1 Km), Glenmorgan (1 Km), Ooty Racecourse (1 Km), Nilgiri Mountain Railway (2 Kms) and Rose Garden (2 Kms) are some of the popular sightseeing attractions located near the hotel.
The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay. By providing free wifi access, the hotel makes sure you are always connected to the internet.
Other amenities include 24 Hours Front Desk, Backup Generator, Breakfast Services, Conference Hall and Doctor On Call. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting the hotel.
If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.